Upgrading from XP Home to Pro - Blue Screen

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I'm upgrading my laptop from XP Home to XP Pro. During installation, I
get a blue screen and message indicating I have an incompatible driver.
Error message displays this text:

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Technical Info
** STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x00000014, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0xF855EB5F)
NDIS.SYS - Address F855Eb5F base at F853C000, Datestamp 41107eC3

After restarting though, I can't access Safe Mode because the
installation didn't complete, so can't disable any drivers. I seem to
be in a never-ending loop. Any advice?

Thanks!
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    "Steven" <straykovski@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1112547675.278815.125940@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
    > I'm upgrading my laptop from XP Home to XP Pro. During installation, I
    > get a blue screen and message indicating I have an incompatible driver.
    > Error message displays this text:
    >
    > DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    >
    > Technical Info
    > ** STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x00000014, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0xF855EB5F)
    > NDIS.SYS - Address F855Eb5F base at F853C000, Datestamp 41107eC3
    >
    > After restarting though, I can't access Safe Mode because the
    > installation didn't complete, so can't disable any drivers. I seem to
    > be in a never-ending loop. Any advice?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
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